"What's your number?"

What is you birth number? - What was your birth number when you were born?

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@nishant5n (1067)
India
October 30, 2011 2:54am CST
Dear All: No, I'm not asking for your cell number (that's not allowed). I'm asking about your "birth number"; at what number you were born on this earth? What was you birth number? When I was born, I was the 4,460,534,993rd person in this world! Though, unnecessary but, yeah, interesting to note We all are going to hit the mark of SEVEN BILLION in terms of world's population in the next few hours! So, what's your number out of 7,000,000,000? Want to check it out? They just need your birth date: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515 I started this discussion at myLot time: October 30, 2011, at 02:54:00. At that time, current world's population was 6,999,783,550 For the update of current world's population, the link is: http://www.7billionandme.org/ According to United States Population Fund, the seven billionth child will be born in India's Utter Pradesh (perhaps because of India's population)! Whether you check you number or not, for sure we are reaching this mark of seven billion very soon... Should we feel happy we are reaching 7b? What do you think? What's your opinion? PS: Above mentioned "what's your number" is an assumption-based study based on the data collected from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and World Bank.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
30 Oct 11
For a moment I thought you were to talk about Karyn Bosnak's book that's adapted into a film entitled What's your number? ^^ 7 billion is a LOT!!! I wish I know my number but for sure there will be a lot of people who has the same number as mine. Those who were born on the exact date and time I was born^^
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
30 Oct 11
hello dear enelym, Yah,I doubt the accuracy...but it's interesting though (just try)
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
30 Oct 11
What's your number? - what is your number?
Yes, that's true... You know Sachin Tendulkar...when he was born (April 4, 1973), he was the 3,905,526,486th child. On that day, there were more than three 330,000 childbirths! Otherwise, what's your number was a good comedy.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
30 Oct 11
Would love to try that for fun, jaiho and nishant! But it's really funny i won't even remember my number again if I was asked by someone hahaha. I should always have a memo of it with me So have you already seen that flick, nishant? I haven't seen it yet, and is still searching for a free download of its book ^^
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Oct 11
Hi Nishant Sad to know that I am 3,937,485,535th on that list - I thought I should have been the first Ok, The flaw with that script asto what I feel is that it only takes the date of birth to calculate. So all people born on my b'day (I wish to know who I share my b'day with) all will get to see the same figures (I believe so). Anyways, that is not the discussion. The discussion's reponse - The 7B mark is nothing to be proud of or to be celeberated. It is unfortunate that we have out grown in numbers and all of us are paying the prices because of this population explosion (as they say it here). The rise in prices of almost everything, loss in Virtues and also Enviromental Issues. The 7B child can be from the place you mention but to many and me that doesnt get any surprise as it is a fact that we are soon going to be the country with the worlds largest population
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@nishant5n (1067)
• India
31 Oct 11
Yes Sid dear, Approximately 2 to 3 lac people were born along with you on your birth date worldwide. It is really alarming now, it's a high time to take some measures so that this rate does not increase, at least. No doubt population will keep on increasing, but we can certainly check the rate of its increase.
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
30 Oct 11
It is interesting. counting with seven billion is really typical one. Actually when we heart like this news, we just go into deep thoughts.
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@nishant5n (1067)
• India
31 Oct 11
Yes, thoughts regarding our future generations, what would be life for them with depleting resources and everything...
@francesca5 (1344)
30 Oct 11
should we feel happy we have reached 7 billion? i think it is both good and bad, it depends how we manage a growing population, it is certainly a challenge, but i would agree that its one we are capable of handling, but to do so requires a certain generosity of spirit that is not always visible in those who run things. but it is the nature of human society that population will grow, and in many ways a higher population is good news, as it means that people are leading healthier lives and not dying young, so in that sense it is good. but then having large numbers of children is quite closely associated with poverty, as the richer a society becomes the less children people seem to have. so the best way forward might be one that appears to increase population rapidly by improving peoples lives and therefore helping them to live longer, and then as their lives improve they will have less children. an interesting problem.
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@nishant5n (1067)
• India
31 Oct 11
Well said, higher population rate also means that the living standards have increased, people are living healthier life, medical since has much improved, and now average life span has also increased. I was also a bit puzzled whether to be happy, to laugh, or to worry on reaching this mark of seven billion...but yes the general trend of population growth will always be up-going and that is a fact...
@khare_1005 (1311)
• India
30 Oct 11
well its so interesting to know about. my number is 4,682,888,878th.and we are still a bit far away from reaching 7 million but its approaching fast.its amazing to see that there are more than 2 births every single second.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
30 Oct 11
Yes...51 per minute in India, and 11 per minute in our UP! Hello, Khare, How are you doing? Seven billion is a big number. I think in reality is more than that...this number goes up and down with natural calamities but still it is increasing an accelerated rate...
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• India
30 Oct 11
yes you are right and its just an assumption based study.even when they don;t ask about your birth time,them its not certain that they are giving the right number to you.the one born in the morning and one in the evening can not have the same number.its a total assumption. but you are right that our own U.P. is most densely populated state of India.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
28 May 12
and now Mayawati is gone!
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
30 Oct 11
This is interesting huh When you were born, you were the: 3,721,939,245th person alive on Earth 77,872,931,485th person to have lived since history began Ok,reaching the 7th Billion It's alarming
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
30 Oct 11
Hi Jaiho, I hope you enjoyed this data
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
30 Oct 11
I enjoyed somehow...thu I doubt the accuracy
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
30 Oct 11
that's all assumption-based study. The question is how they calculated: A well-known Scientist Carl Hobb of United States Population Department has invented a software based on his calculations. His calculations were based on dates back from 50,000 BC to 1950 and from 1950 till 2008. However, this is an "assumption-based study"
@dpk262006 (52840)
• Delhi, India
30 Oct 11
hi World population is increasing in leaps and bounds and India's role is significant in it. I think population control measures are needed to be taken in the right earnest, else one day all natural resources will exhaust and people will left high and dry. Good post.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
31 Oct 11
India has always played important role in everything, especially in the increasing world's population This mark of seven billion is an indication for us to be more serious and alarmed about future consequences if the population growth is not checked.
@dpk262006 (52840)
• Delhi, India
31 Oct 11
Very rightly said.
@lady1993 (13032)
• Philippines
26 May 12
Thanks for sharing this link ,this is definitely very interesting.. i was the 5,572,038,138th person born.. :) There were just 80,802,728,404 people then.. And now there are 83,292,454,050.. so many.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
28 May 12
yeah, so many
@lady1993 (13032)
• Philippines
26 May 12
Thanks for sharing this link ,this is definitely very interesting.. i was the 5,572,038,138th person born.. :) There were just 80,802,728,404 people then.. And now there are 83,292,454,050.. so many.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
28 May 12
Really!....it has been 8 months since I started this discussion...
@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 Oct 11
I saw that article on Facebook the other day, my curiosity was answered when I discovered that I'm ranging in 4 billion worldwide. I just wonder how they came up with life calculator,anyway that is an exaggerated report....
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
31 Oct 11
Actually, they made a software and data from long back before Christ until 2008 in order to draw some conclusive results; however, the study remains an assumption-based study and not so much reliable
@Steelux (10)
• United States
30 Oct 11
7 billion, like 7 000 000 000, isn't it? WOW, it's a gigantic number I tell you, with more people comes more waste to the planet, at least that's what I think.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
31 Oct 11
Yes dear Steelux, it's like that only. What you thought is true and practical. Welcome to myLot.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
30 Oct 11
wow! great link but why this is find and whats the benefit of number means we can know our future or past. when I was born :4,035,805,844th person alive on Earth
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
30 Oct 11
No, it has nothing to do with past or future Ms. Rathi, it's just an alarm for all of us that we are reaching 7 billion mark of population! After your birth at least 3 billion people have born in those years till now...
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
30 Oct 11
I don't know what number I should accounted for, but we all live in this world for a reason, and we should not consider such number would bother us at all. We just live the best we can, and we hope that our world will be better. Maybe a huge population might worry us sometimes, but if it is the way to it, we might have to accept the truth.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
30 Oct 11
That's right, such types of numbers are not going to affect our daily activities in any way, and with good hope, the World has capacity for a lot more than that... Reaching 7 billion is a fact, and taking not of this truth for future will be prudent for all of us.